Friday, August 26, 2016
The Callaway County Commission met with the Presiding Commissioner Gary Jungermann, Eastern District Commissioner Randy Kleindienst, and Western District Commissioner Donald Kritzer present.
Tax Assessment Letters
The Callaway County Commission met with Jody Paschal, County Assessor, to discuss tax assessment letters. Deborah Goldman was also present for this meeting to represent the County Clerk’s office.
Commissioner Jungermann began by stating that the Commission met Monday to set the tax levy rates. The State Auditor sends the County its official tax figure calculation in August based upon the letter provided by the County Clerk and the Commission sets the levy rates based upon these figures. The purpose of this meeting is to follow up on some questions regarding revisions to the rates. Commissioner Kritzer then mentioned that the Road & Bridge levy rate had been revised two weeks ago by the County Clerk and the County has yet to receive the official revised paperwork from the State. The County Clerk was unable to attend this meeting.
Mr. Paschal then explained to the Commission that he completes the Schedule 14 form regarding real estate values every year after the Board of Equalization ends in July. The Schedule 14 is given to the State Tax Commission and to the County Clerk. He stated that at the end of each year, he then completes a Form 11A and gives it to the County Clerk, who in turn reports that information to the State Auditor.
This year, some discrepancies were discovered between the figures that the Assessor reported
and the figures that the County Clerk reported. For example, the Assessor reported $19 million in new construction, however, the County Clerk reported $26 million. Mr. Paschal informed the
Commission that the State Tax Commission looked over his figures and found that he was correct. At this point, the tax levies are set based on the information that the Commission knows to be true. If the State makes recommendations to change the rates, the Commission will meet again to adjust them.
Meet & Greet at Pro Foods
The Callaway County Commission attended a meet and greet with Senator Roy Blunt at Pro Foods in Holts Summit, Missouri.
Ordered that the Commission adjourn until Monday, August 29, 2016.